Lansing, MI –
The final four players are yet to be determined but we do know that we will have 3 out of 4 new faces in the final four for the first time of the Michigan PGA Section Match Play at the Country Club of Lansing.
We have one match that was still on the course in extra holes when play was discontinued for the day because of storms. Ryan Lenahan from the Kendall Academy of Golf and Kyle Dobbs from Oak Pointe Country Club will finish their quarterfinal match in the morning to see who will advance to the final four for the first time.
We saw a lot of close matches as 3 of the 4 quarterfinal matches in the afternoon went all 18 holes. One of those matches saw Kosta Ramirez from Treetops Resort defeat Scott Hebert from Traverse City Golf & CC 1 up. Kosta made 9 strait pars on the back nine including a great up and down on #17 to go 1 up in the match and clinched it with another up and down on 18 to advance to the final four for his first time and defeat one of the favorites and past champions as Scott won the event in 2017 and 2019. Kosta defeated Mike Alpers from Antrim Dells in the morning match.
Jeff Caminiti from the Caminiti Golf Academy has also advanced to the final four for the first time after defeating Henry Thompson from the Country Club of Jackson in the round of 16 and Scott Cook from The Mines Golf Club in the quarterfinal match. Jeff will face Kosta in the semifinal match at 8:30am on Wednesday.
It took all 36 holes today for Jim Deiters from Midland Country Club to return to the final four this year. Jim defeated Kevin Muir from The Wyndgate in the morning round 1 up in 18 holes and then defeated Ron Beurmann from the Country Club of Jackson 2 up. Jim defeated Ron last year in the quarterfinals to advance to the final four before losing to the 2021 Champion Ben Cook. Jim will play the winner of Ryan and Kyle as they will finish their quarter final match in the am.
The final four players have all advanced to the finals through their Chapter and Senior Organization. With his wins today Kosta wins the Northern Chapter Match Play title, Jeff the Western Chapter, Jim the Senior Organization Match Play Title and the Eastern Chapter Match Play title will be decided on Wednesday morning.
Country Club of Lansing has a time-tested championship golf course for such a field, and at the same time is family oriented and offers a full range of amenities, including a driving range, tennis courts, fitness facility, swimming and dining.
Founded in 1908, The Lansing Golf Club was formed by a group of 17 men. In 1920 members acquired 160 acres of land that adjoined the club and Langford, a nationally known golf course architect of the time, was commissioned to develop the new course layout. The Chicago Park Builders were engaged to construct the course, and the new clubhouse which was designed by Samuel Butterworth. In 1921 a new opening and a new name emerged – the Country Club of Lansing.
In 1999 a $7 million renovation to the clubhouse helped the club continue to provide a traditional country club lifestyle for its membership, their families and guests. The course plays to a maximum of 6,889 yards from the championship tee positions.
John Lindert is the director of golf and Drew Peddie the superintendent. Find out more about the Country Club of Lansing at www.cclansing.org
The Michigan PGA Match Play Championship dates to 1980 and is considered one of the four major Michigan PGA championships along with the Michigan Open, Michigan PGA Professional Championship and Tournament of Champions.
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